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Feb 17, 2013 4:00am PST
message for our robin roberts. she will be here in just a few days rejoining us here at "gma." >> that is great and also i was very impressed he was willing to admit his favorite tv show. >>> also the story of a heart transplant with a surprise romantic twist. we've been talking about this story behind the scenes for 24 hours now. we cannot wait to show it to you coming up but let's start this morning with the triple threat in the weather department, the map tells the whole story. we've got a storm heading to new england, another one coming out west and cold snap down south. ginger zee, our in-house action figure covering it all. >> i would really like ab action figure doll. can you find that? we want to start in detroit. on i-75 all parts of southeast manager package were a mess. lake-effect and some enhanced snow from a little upper air disturbance the either way look what happened. this happened in tloed dough, parts of pennsylvania too so it was not just in michigan but disasterous for the roads, charlotte, north carolina, fast's right, charlotte had three inches of snow.
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Feb 5, 2013 7:00am EST
news at noon . >> and join us throughout the morning. we're all on at with quarterback cool. >> when you're in your car, tune in to 95.5 fm and am 750 news talk wsb. >> and we'll see you again tomorrow morning at 4:30 and "good morning america" is income. have a great tuesday. eating. >> reporter: the fbi says, after a week-long standoff, it finally made the call monday to raid the homemade, underground , where 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was holding the child hostage. sources tell abc news, the decision came after agents inserted a small camera inside the bunker to monitor dykes' movements. >> mr. dykes was holding a gun. fbi agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: in a matter of minute, just after 3:00 p.m., agents used an explosive charge to blow open the entrance. they killed dykes, before taking the boy to a nearby hospital by ambulance. abc news has learned in the course of a week-long standoff, the fbi had created this mock bunker near the site. and had been using it to train for different scenarios to get the bo
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Feb 20, 2013 7:00am EST
you every step of the way. >> you've been an inspiration to all of us. and we couldn't be happier that you're back here, doing what you do best. >> and personally, i'm looking forward to our interview together in a couple of days. >> robin, it's great to see you back in that chair. and we're all excited to start our morning with you once again. ♪ i'm on top of the world >> that is so incredibly special. i do have little bangs right here. the hair's growing in a little more. that's very special for them to do that. and i am looking forward to sitting down with mrs. obama. >> going to be great. >> grab your coffee, america. settle in. this feels right. >> for the first time, i'm speechless. >> that's really saying something. >>> josh, we have the scary explosion in kansas city. >> we have breaking news to get to. but today, it follows the best news of all. we love you. welcome back. we're going to turn, now, to kansas city and that massive explosion you saw at the top of the show. it leveled part of a shopping complex in kansas city. police, right now, are searching for any people
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Feb 19, 2013 7:00am EST
. >>> alec baldwin, on his latest rant against photographers. this time, accused of using a racial slur. right now, the new york police department is investigating the tirade as a hate crime. >>> and princess kate, stepping out in her first public appearance since december, revealing her baby bump. and ready to get back to being a very public royal. >>> and good morning, america. we are in final countdown mode right now. there it is, one day. and robin is right back here at this anchor desk. just in 24 hours. we're going to hear from her this morning about how she's feeling. fair to say, a little bit nervous. >> indeed. >> great for her to be coming, though. >> it will be a big party tomorrow. >>> also, we're waking up to the latest on a big what the chinese army is up to right now, apparently all happening in that building in shanghai. are they hacking our banks? and could it affect your money? both the white house and the chinese government are responding this morning. >>> also coming up, michelle obama opening up for the first time about why she really got those bangs. why she says t
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
going too far. published reports say that the base in saudi arabia has been used to launch drone strikes against targets in yemen, including the one that killed american citizen, anwar al awlaki. a leaked memo from the obama admininistration claims u.s. citins accused of being al-qaeda operatives may lawfully be killed even if there's no evidence of an imminent threat. john brennan, the president's nominee for cia director, will face tough questions about that memo in his confirmation hearing tomorrow. >>> and computer hackers have struck the federal reserve. the hacker group, anonymous, claims to have chosen data belonging to 4,000 bankers. no critical operations have been affected. >>> and it's being called the largest credit card fraud in history. authorities arrested 18 people based in new jersey, accused of stealing some $200 million after creating thousands of fake i.d.s, with stolen social security numbers. using those fake i.d.s to obtain cards, the suspects allegedly wired money to seven countries, including pakistan and china. >>> and abc news has learned that lance arm
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Feb 13, 2013 7:00am EST
night. and joins us now this morning with the very latest. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: elizabeth, good morning to you. the search for christopher dorner lasted ten, long days. the heart of that search and now likely its finale, happening right here in this ski resort town east of los angeles. sources tell abc news, a charred body was discovered in a burned-down house where a shoot-out took place with police. now, authorities are looking to forensic evidence to confirm it was christopher dorner. after an all-day shoot-out filled with drama -- the week-long international manhunt for christopher dorner ended overnight in a blazing inferno and a hail of gunfire. [ gunfire ] local news stations broadcasting live -- >> what are you hearing is the scene unfolding live. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, it all started shortly after noon, when a maid called 911, saying she and another worker had been tied up and held hostage by dorner in a resort cabin. remarkably, just a few yards from where police had been holding press briefings nearly a week. she told police she had broke
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Feb 19, 2013 7:00am PST
. abc's bazi kanani is in pretoria, south africa, for us. >> reporter: good morning, amy. this is the first time we're hearing oscar pistorius's version of what happened. he and steenkamp were in love. she brought him a valentine's gift the day she died. police will present a different story. the 26-year-old double-amputee nicknamed the blade runner, wept, head in hands, as the prosecutor said he shot and killed an innocent, unarmed woman. the state outlined its case against pistorius. they believe he got out of bed, put on his prosthetic legs and walked 21 feet to a locked bathroom door. inside that bathroom, 29-year-old cover model reeva steenkamp was shot three times. prosecutor harry nell, quote, she locked the door for a purpose. we will get to that purpose. but pistorius flatdy le anied he intended to kill the model. his defense lawyer quoting -- how could i be charged with murder, let alone premet tated. i had no intention to kill my girlfriend. he said he thought a burglar was inside the bathroom, grabbed his gun for protection and moved to the bathroom without his prosthetic
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Feb 2, 2013 4:00am PST
kill us all or something. >> it all happened when dykes stormed on to this school bus and kidnapped the child. >> i just want two kids. >> 14-year-old and her 12-year-old brother were all on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, please get off the bus. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled out the gun and he just shot him. and he just took ethan. >> when all of this started, what were you thinking? >> i was shocked. like, i never thought that i would have to go through a shootout. >> reporter: they were able to escape. as dykes ran off carrying little ethan. that's when their mother got the call about the shooting. >> i grabbed all three of them at once. i started crying. >> reporter: the children had seen dykes before. constantly working on his fence. neighbors say that he was a survivalist and had been violent towards local animals in the past. >> he was very protective about his stuff. when he stared at you he looked kind of crazy. >> reporter: as for l
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Feb 15, 2013 7:00am EST
model girlfriend. as cops hold what may be the gun he used to shoot her. >>> we're going to have a baby. >> and special delivery. the street buried in two feet of snow after the massive storm. the mom who couldn't wait for the plows. her whole neighborhood pulling her on a sled to get to the hospital. get ready to meet the miracle blizzard baby. >>> and good morning, america. happy friday to robin, heading into her last weekend before it's back to work. just five more days. >> a long weekend. >> great to have elizabeth vargas here. and a whole lot happened while all of you were sleeping. three, big, breaking stories. you see the pictures. right there, from the massive meteorite, just terrifying some there in eastern russia, thought the world was ending. >> and look at that streak. that streak of light in the sky. people did think the world was ending. explosions, sounded like bombs were going off. and right before impact, it was all caught on a dash cam. look at this. it looks like some sort of huge apocalyptic explosion. the brilliant light at this intersection, clearly blinding t
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Feb 10, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> for us girls ain't no mountain high enough. ginger and myself. we jumped, raced and now we're climbing. icy temperature couldn't stop us from going to mt. washington. dan and ron wouldn't come along so the girls braved it. >> just for the record ron and i not invited. >>> speaking of ginger, though, take a look at this amazing satellite picture of the blizzard of 2013. you can see why this snowstorm paralyzed some of the most heavily populated areas of this country. the stats are coming in and they are impressive. worst hit. hamden, where they got an astonishing 40 inches. portland, they got nearly 32 inches from this one and to give you a sense of the powers the winds were as strong as a category 1 hurricane with gusts up to 83 miles an hour on the cape. that's cape cod. and speaking of massachusetts, that's where meteorologist ginger zee is this morning. she is in boston. hey, ginger, good morning. >> good morning, to you, dan. boston was one of the areas hardest hit and record-making here. it was the fifth largest snowfall on record in weather history in boston. and it's no
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Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
big announcement about robin. she's been setting her alarm clock earlier every day. joining us at the studio behind the scenes, joining us in the studio to get back in the prove. her doctors say she's ready. and we can't wait. when is she back on "gma"? we'll tell you this morning. >>> good morning, america. we cannot wait to share that big announcement from robin. this is a moment we've been waiting for. a moment we've been praying for. and it is coming soon. >> soon. very soon. >> robin's been getting up early every morning, getting ready, as well. all the details are coming up. >>> we do have a lot of breaking news this morning, as well. that scary manhunt in los angeles. and last night, at the last minute, lance armstrong agrees to cooperate with the anti-doping investigation. we'll have all the details on that ahead. >>> and two of the country's biggest airlines are on the brink of merging this morning. american and u.s. airways. what that tie-up means for everyone who flies. >> yeah. look at the miles. >>> we do have other big news to share with you. are you all ready for this?
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Feb 21, 2013 7:00am EST
everyone who joined us yesterday. what a special reunion. robin, back, five months to the day of her bone marrow transplant. now, just another thursday, robin. >> that's exactly what i want. so quiet when i walked in this morning. and i was thankful for that. and thankful for everything we did yesterday. it was a real blessing all the way around. thank you. >> great day, indeed. >>> we're going to show you all something you didn't get a chance to see, if you were not watching yesterday. this is a true behind-the-scenes look, of what goes on before the show goes on the air. >> a lot of jumping. >> we were very, very, very excited. >> sam, the voice of reason. >> don't give it all up. >>> let's get right to that breaking news. the stunning twist in the case of olympic star oscar pistorius. bazi kanani has seen it all in the courtroom. she joins us now. good morning, bazi. >> reporter: george, a bombshell development in the courtroom today, when the prosecutor identifies their key witness, the lead detective in the case, is charged of murder charges. oscar pistorius and his family were
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Feb 26, 2013 7:00am EST
look at the players and their partners. all joining us live. be ready to be surprised by who is ready to rumba in the ballroom. >>> and good morning, america. hello to lara and sam, up early again, out in l.a. this morning. just about an hour, we're going to have that live announcement on "dancing with the stars." stay around for that. robin getting some rest after the oscars. we're looking forward to sharing her interview with michelle obama. great to have elizabeth vargas here. >> great to have you both back from los angeles. >>> we're going to have details on the crash coming in and on the monster blizzard, that sam was talking about. we're going to get that from him just ahead. it's been hitting throughout the northwest. some major developments overnight. >>> we're going to start with josh and the balloon air crash in egypt. quite a few people dead. >> right along the nile. this breaking overnight. 18 foreign tourists killed when a hot air balloon exploded and plummeted to the ground during an egypt tourist mecca of luxor, along the banks of the nile. witnesses are describing the
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Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
going to pass by us. it will not be a problem. meteor showers are probably a dozen of them every year across the u.s. >> sam, thank you. >>> we're going to turn now to the carnival cruise ship nightmare. it is finally over. after five days drifting without power in the gulf of mexico, "the triumph" docked in mobile, alabama, overnight, with more than 4,000 passengers onboard. we're going to talk to several of them live in a moment. first, let's go to abc's matt gutman. matt, i can only imagine relief when that huge ship behind you hit land. >> reporter: that's right, george. a huge relief. one last voyage for the carnival triumph. you see those tugboats, they're going to nudge that giant ship across this narrow channel when it will start to undergo initial repairs. so many of those people walking down the gangway, so happy to be off that ship. they were singing and dancing as they came down. overnight, the sweet taste of terra firma. >> great to be back in america and on land. >> reporter: just before midnight, more than 3,000 passengers stranded for 8 days at sea, began spilling
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Feb 16, 2013 4:00am PST
straight out of science fiction. restoring a woman's sight using bionic eyes. >>> we're going to start with a little insult to injury in the weather department. one week after that paralyzing snowstorm in the northeast, more on the way. and ginger zee, who tracks john schriffen for us, has the report. >> it's a dusting compared to last week. but it's going to hit some new areas. let's talk about the area of raleigh. if they get one to two inches, it's a big deal down there. parts of north carolina, south carolina to virginia, today to early tomorrow, do expect one to three overall. and more like two to four in the mountainous regions. as the low tracks to the north, here's the insult to injury we were talking about. from boston to portland, who got plenty of snow last weekend. about two to four inches. the cape, up to northern maine, four to eight. and more in the far part of northern maine. behind it will be a whole lot of cold. yesterday, washington, d.c. was 60 degrees. by tomorrow morning, mid-20s. new york, same thing. buffalo will be 11. detroit, 14. look at atlanta this mo
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00am EST
products from the site for the first time using a special hash tag. twitter has been exploring new ways to make money so it doesn't have to rely solely on advertising. >>> in arizona, a video released showing a near-catastrophe in the desert. filming a stunt where a corvette was racing a helicopter. minutes after it was finished, the chopper pilot loses control. and that helicopter dives nose-first into the ground, just feet from the crew filming it all. remarkably, the pilot suffered only minor injuries and walked away from it. the crash blamed on a mechanical failure. they were filming for a south korean show. we will not show it on television. >> we just did. right? thanks to you. news breaker that you are. all right, josh. >>> we're going to turn to rome and the latest on the pope's startling resignation. the first time in 600 years a pope has done this. look at this photo. it's going viral madly monday. of a bolt of lightning striking st. peters, the same day the pope announced he will step down. benedict is set for a new name, a new home and a new role. dan harris is live in
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Feb 25, 2013 7:00am EST
for more. how many people sitting here got hit or saw something yesterday? medical officials tell us seven people are still hospitalized from the crash. to give you a sense of the violence this is a piece of metal that hit a spectator. it exploded from the car's transmission when it hit the wall over there. robin? >> could have been far more worse. all right, matt, thank you. >>> we're going turn now to the pope. he gave his final blessing sunday to a crowd of 100,000 in rome. he's announcing changes to the process of electing a new pope this morning. his final days are shadowed by a new controversy. david wright has the latest from rome. >> reporter: breaking news to report this morning. today, the pope accepting the resignation of keith o'brien, britain's cardinal. he'll not be traveling to rome to participate in the conclave, not wanting to become a distraction. the latest and strongest example of how the papal election campaign is getting ugly. today, pope benedict is expected to announce new rules about the conclave. he can do it by dedegree. the pope is an absolute monarch. the
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Feb 1, 2013 7:00am EST
child is on the line with us advising that the bus driver's been shot. >> reporter: that driver, charles polan was shot dead. before dykes took ethan to the bunker. >> he's t steps made out of cinder blocks going down to it. >> reporter: neighbors say dykes has isolated himself in the bunker for as long as eight days before. he may have enough supplies to last weeks. today, why do we know so little about dykes? >> one of the reasons they're keeping the negotiations close to the vest and not releasing his picture is to try to ins plate the situation as much as possible so they don't have a situation to deal with his anger and rage. >> ethan's mom did want me to convey a message to the community and the people of this area. that she's extremely grateful for all the prars that that's what's getting her through. >> reporter: meanwhile, children are trying to understand why this happened to their friend. >> he always plays at my house. i miss him. i miss him a lot. >> reporter: and you might be wondering, did dykes know ethan before any of this? right now, police don't believe so. >> all righ
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Feb 14, 2013 7:00am EST
us quite frequently, he would not kill us. >> tying them up in their own home. binding their hands and covering their heads with pillowcases. how they escaped from christopher dorner. ♪ i think i want to marry you >>> and our biggest love live ever on this valentine's day. a surprise proposal right here on "gma." the bride-to-be has less than one hour to pick the cake, the dress. and then, she's headed down the aisle in a flash live wedding with all of their friends and family here to celebrate. just one question, will she say yes? >>> and if the bride does not say yes, josh elliott will do some softshoe, maybe some karaoke. >> nobody wants to see that. please, say yes. >> good morning, america. we're just six days away from robin's return. there it is right there. great to have elizabeth vargas here. we have a lot of breaking news. >> we do. >>> including that merger, american airlines and u.s. airways announces a massive merger to become the world's biggest airline. it will affect everyone who flies. >>> and we're going to have the latest on the bumpy ride for chuck hagel on ca
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Feb 18, 2013 7:00am EST
stranded on nightmare cruise? that is about us. >> reporter: "snl" taking the company to task over the weekend. >> my only concern is this doesn't occur ever again. so they never have another ship with a similar experience. >> reporter: we did reach out to carnival. we're told the company had not yet seen the latest lawsuit. much more to come. >> thank you. >>> turning to the laits on the shocking story of an i had man now facing a federal charge for allegedly slapping a toddler on an airline flight. john muller spoke with the child's mother and joins us now. good morning, john. >> reporter: anyone that's ever flown knows about crying babies. this case boggles the mind. a mother speaking out about the stranger accuse of the unthinkable, calling an innocent toddler, in pain, a horrible racial sure and then hitting him. >> jonah started crys baug the plane was going down. >> reporter: jessica bennett reliving her pain. a passenger on the plane allegedly called her 19-month-old son, jonah, the "n" word and then slapped him. >> he looked at me, and said [ bleep ]. >> reporter: they say
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Feb 27, 2013 7:00am PST
loved by god, who gave his son for us. >> again, historic happenings there in rome, as a resignation for the ages begins, george. we'll be right back with you in the vatican. >>> robin off today. great to have elizabeth vargas here. we want to also show you this. it's a video of a great white shark, spotted off the coast of new zealand. tragically spotted just before a deadly attack. we'll have that story just ahead. >>> also, a huge multimillion-dollar lawsuit against one of the biggest companies in america. bud wuzer, under fire, right now, for allegedly watering down its beer. >>> but first, we're going to get back to gorgeous st. peter's square this morning. it's a beautiful day at the vatican. and george is right there for it all. >> it certainly is. the sun shining out here right now. i'm here with our colleague, david wright. david, i flew over with cardinal dolan of new york. a lot of talk about the possibility that he might be chosen as the next pope. he laughed that off. but the cardinals are going to start to meet next week. today, though, the day for pope benedict. >> tha
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Feb 8, 2013 7:00am PST
he became a cop, when he says that he witnessed a female officer using excessive force. for years he appealed the decisions. sources say that he recently snapped after exhausting all avenues to get his good name back. >> you're always on duty when you're a cop. >> reporter: she's dorner's former girlfriend. >> it's scary situation. i have the phone on 911 when i open the door to my apartment. who's next? you don't know. i don't see a peaceful resolve or ending in the situation because he committed so many heinous acts at this point. >> reporter: dorner said that he's going to use every bit of his training to kill police, he said that he's prepared to die and george, my sources say, believe him. >> reporter: brad garrett joins us now from washington. we learned so much. we know that the car is in the ravine, some tracks there. but this is like finding a needle in a haystack at this point. >> it is, george. hopefully, they have tracking dogs out there immediately. the key is, what is dorner going to do? did he have any plan to go to big bear? a place that he's been in the past? the key
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Feb 4, 2013 7:00am EST
memorable. >> they backed into 134g of a classic, guys. great to see you. thanks for joining us this morning. and so -- speaking of joe flacco, a rich young man and a ravens mvp quarterback. he'll join us live today a bit later in the program. gnat's now it from here in new orleans. back to you, george. >> thank you, josh. >>> we're going to switch gears now to the shocking killing of legendary s.e.a.l. chris kyle. he was gun down at a shooting range over the weekend. the man arrested was a troubled former marine chris was trying to help. >> reporter: we're told that young suspect idolized the suspect, chris kyle. so many people did. an american hero who survived so much at war only to be gunned down here at home. >> i love the job. you know, the guy, the camaraderie. >> reporter: chris kyle knew the toll combat takes more than anyone. served four tours in iraq. killed more of the enemy than any sniper in u.s. military history. he talked about the transition from war to home just weeks ago. >> you don't have an identity. you have to learn a whole new way to act. >> reporter: he volun
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Feb 9, 2013 7:00am EST
feet, leaving people there with a new big dig to deal with. ron who used to live in boston will remember the big dig. it was the largest public works project in the history of mankind. we have a new project for boston now. >> an extreme weather team is where the snow is this morning. fanned out across the storm zone. with the latest on what's to come, how to handle it when you get back on the roads, as well. >> our coverage of the blizzard of 2013, sam champion and ginger zee. let's go first to sam, our weather editor in new york's columbus circle this morning. sam, good morning. >> good morning, dan and bianna. we're on a side street here. this is andrew. we've been helping him dig out from the snowfall totals. this is his car. we're going to get it out for him this morning. we have the eight inches of snow. andrew, i'll step on the other side of this. and you keep going. we got about that eight inches of snow in new york city. take a look at the snowfall totals we've got on the boards for you this morning. with some places in connecticut coming in about 34 inches of snow. st.
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Feb 26, 2013 7:00am PST
texas. take a look what it looks like when this snow falls in amarillo. they're having to use every piece of equipment they can to get the snow out of the way. wichita, the exact same thing. it was just last week wichita got pounded with snow. they get pounded again. the winter storm warnings are still out today for heavy snow. kansas city is right in the heart of it. so is our ginger zee. she's live in kansas city this morning. good morning, ginger. >> reporter: sam, it's another morning commute stifled. cars socked in by fresh snow. highways closing. remember, i was just here. but this storm is a little different. it had another violent feature, the wind. the raging blizzard, bringing whiteouts and record snow to parts of north texas. also fueling devastating fires in the southeastern part of the state. including one blaze that burned a mobile home, killing a mother and her twin toddlers. >> came outside and looked. and i looked across the street. and the house was on fire. >> reporter: in corpus christi, wind-whipped dust made driving look like this. and watch as the side of this
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Feb 8, 2013 7:00am EST
, first, give us all the latest on this storm. >> we might as well pull out the "b" word, blizzard, for this one. it's the worst that it can deliver. anywhere from newark to new york city, all the way through hartford and connecticut, to boston, massachusetts, up to portland, maine. this entire area is going to get the driving, blinding snow, the snow that shuts down cities. this is kind of a big hit for this area. it really comes together with two storms. one storm that's delivered a hit of snow. north of the chicagoland area, about ten inches of snow. you didn't have to get too far to get that snow there. and in central detroit. not detroit, but central michigan. they picked up about ten inches of snow. as that system drives up to the north, they get together and phase right about 2:00, 3:00 in the morning, that system will pull itself together to become one, big snowmaker off the coast of new york and connecticut and massachusetts and boston, to make that big, big storm happen. who gets what? if you're south of the center of the storm you get rain. right along the coastal areas,
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00am PST
known as his personal idiosyncracies like his bright red shoes. he's been using a moveable platform to carry him down the aisle of st. peters basilica. this morning after he made his announcement, he was helped down from his chair. while this is a surprise the pope has said in the past that he reserved the right to resign if he felt too old to perform his duties. what's next? he still hopes to serve the church through a life dedicated to prayer. elizabeth, back to you. >> greg, good morning to you. lot of people really surprised by the announcement this morning. some cardinals in the audience didn't understand what pope benedict was saying? >> that's also true. one of those occasions in rome the pope actuallies gives his speech in latin. i was watching on tv. i wasn't there in the crowd. i was watching on tv and you could tell some of the cardinals didn't get the latin and really such a serious thing. obviously, they learned soon afterwards from their brother cardinals that it certainly was a momentous decision. the pope is calm and peaceful. i think we have seen him as somebody who
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Feb 22, 2013 7:00am PST
the defense. you have to prove to us why you want to be released. when the judge ruled, it seemed that the ruling was simply based on the fact that he wasn't a flight risk and he wasn't going to be a danger to the community, which are standard bail conditions. it seems what the judge did, here's the tough legal standard and then actually didn't apply that tough of a legal standard. >> so much discussion among the prosecution and the defense about the pistorius' disability and whether that meant he was a flight risk. >> and that didn't come up in the judge's long ruling. it seems very clear that this judge wanted to cover his basis. he wanted to have responses for anyone who was going to have criticism. he gave validity to some of them, criticized others. >> a history lesson -- >> a long history lesson. he knows that the world is watching. as a result, he wanted to make sure that he had been very clear about understanding the legal standard, understanding the facts and why he came to the ruling. >> we have to remember, this is just the bail hearing. >> and the court made that point
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00am EST
on the phone. thank you for joining us. >> it's a pleasure to be on. >> father, what is your first reaction to the news? father wauck. george stephanopoulos in new york. your initial reaction to the news that pope benedict has resigned? >> it's a great surprise for the whole church. everyone in the vatican and the whole catholic world. the same time, it's not completely surprising, given what the pope had already written about the possibility of resigning. and it's clear that in terms of his mental capacities, he's in excellent shape. he's very sharp. and when he says he's taking this -- making this decision with full freedom, it's clear that that's the case. and what makes -- that makes one believe that this is an thakt he's taking out of a sense of responsibility and love for the church. >> and setting a significant precedent. in modern time, at least, many popes have taken the position this is an thaufoffice that cout be resigned. >> i think his statement that his awareness is above all, spiritual, and carried out through suffering is meant to respond to that. he's well aware of
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Feb 3, 2013 8:00am EST
will it play into the red hot gun debate? george stephanopoulos joins us live with more about that. >> some skepticism this morning. >>> and back to football quickly. check this out. this 6-year-old went viral crying because she couldn't propose, propose marriage, that is, to her favorite player j.j. watt. coming up we'll show you his extraordinary response and we're going to speak to him live, as well. as we said that is coming up. >>> but we'll start with the breaking news overnight. an ex-navy s.e.a.l. murdered at a gun range in texas allegedly by a troubled former marine. this comes in the middle of america's debate over gun control and rising concerns about troops returning home with ptsd and reena ninan is on the story in washington this morning. reena, good morning to you. >> reporter: dan, good morning. he was 38 years old, and this morning his colleagues are stunned that the man who is self-labeled as the most lethal sniper in u.s. military history was gunned down in texas. he was the man dubbed as america's deadliest sniper. a member of navy team s.e.a.l. 3 shooting targe
ABC
Feb 24, 2013 8:00am EST
that terrifying crash at the daytona international speedway. abc's matt gutman joins us now from the scene. good morning to you, matt. >> reporter: good morning, bianna, nearly 200,000 people were on hand here to watch that nearly physics-defying crash. the stock car launched into the air, disintegrated as it hit that fence. parts sprung into the crowd, 28 people hurt, including a child. all of them this morning are in stable condition. this morning, fans and drivers, alike, recovering from near-death at nascar. >> stuff was flying everywhere, it was like you were in a war zone. >> reporter: this massive >> reporter: this massive blast shotgun of debris, came after this tangle of cars on the last lap. >> and contact! >> reporter: watch these cars heading toward the finish line, when kyle larson's number 32 is launched airborne. >> the front of the car was gone. and the rest of the car was sitting in the stands. >> reporter: in this video shot by a fan, you can see chunks of the car into the stands. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: this 25-pound car tire plunged ten rows into the packed st
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